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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1498

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U.S. forces launch major ground offensive near Karbala
Washington, April 02, (Kyodo): U.S. forces launched a major ground offensive on Iraqi Republican Guard units in Karbala, a key southern city on the way to Baghdad, early Wednesday, after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to fight a ''jihad'' (holy war) against the United States. The assa...
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Fate of Saddam Still a Mystery
Washington, April 02: The White House said Tuesday that Saddam Hussein's failure to deliver a threatening televised speech personally raises "interesting questions" about whether the Iraqi leader is dead or alive. Iraqi state-run television had trumpeted Saddam's pending address, only to broadcast...
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Sri Lanka arrests illegal immigrants to Italy
Colombo, (Reuters), April 02: Sri Lankan police have arrested 21 Pakistanis alleged to have been planning to enter Italy illegally in fishing trawlers, an official said on Wednesday. The arrests were made at a Colombo hotel following a tip, Senior Superintendent of Police D.S.Y. Samaratunge told R...
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Ambassador visits Kiwi held on drugs charges in Thailand
Bangkok, April 01: New Zealand Ambassador in Thailand Alan Williams said an embassy staff member visited New Zealander Fabio Jouliani, 35, at a Bangkok police station cell where he is being held. Jouliani, along with Suresh Gurang of Nepal, and Reza Mohammed of Iran, was arrested in a Bangkok apar...
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Sri Lanka navy sinks Tamil Tiger boat in clash
By Shimali Senanayake - Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP) The Sri Lankan navy sank a rebel Tamil Tiger vessel in a clash at sea Monday, military officials said. Three Sri Lankan soldiers were wounded. The rebels attacked a navy vessel carrying about 1,200 troops close to eastern T...
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Thailand to send army medical staff to Iraq if requested:MOD
Bangkok, Mar 31 (TNA): Thailand is prepared to send army medical staff to assist the Iraqi population as soon as the United Nations gives the word, Defence Minister Gen. Thamarak Isarangura announced today. But Gen. Thammarak stressed that Thailand had no plans to send combat troops, describing T...
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SARS Epidemic: THAI flights scrapped
Bangkok, April 01:Thai Airways Interna-tional (THAI) has cancelled dozens of flights to Hong Kong and other cities affected by a deadly virus. The cancellations of 28 flights are part of a set of measures to guard against the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a THAI statement...
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Missing US marine alive, says Thai family
Bangkok, April 01: Relatives of missing Thai-American marine Kemaphoom Chanawongse believe he's still alive and will not be left behind by his fellow soldiers in Iraq. Family members dismissed reports that he had been killed in action. "No matter how long it takes, we will wait for him," said Kema...
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Indonesian Hindus to pray for Iraqis
Jakarta, March 31 (Xinhuanet): Indonesian Hindus, particularly in West Nusa Tenggara province, will continue to pray during the Day of Silence (known locally as Nyepi) for Iraqis caught up in the US-led war against Iraq, head of a local Hindu organization I.Gde Mandya said on Monday. "During the D...
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India, Russia to set up joint group on counter-terrorism
New Delhi, (PTI), March 31: India and Russia have set up a joint group on counter-terrorism, a meeting of which would be held later this year. The decision to set up the counter-terrorism group was taken during talks visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin had with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpa...
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U.S. says 8,700 bombs, missiles launched at Iraq
By Charles Aldinger Washington, (Reuters), April 01: More than 8,700 bombs and missiles have been launched by U.S.-led forces in the war on Iraq, the Pentagon said on Monday, including escalating strikes against Republican Guard divisions protecting Baghdad. "We are seeing significant degradati...
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Exclusive: " Will of God is Stronger Than US Weaponry."
By - Mohammed Alkhereiji - Arab News War Correspondent Amman, April 01: There are over 40,000 Iraqi exiles already in Jordan, but since the start of the war it has become obvious that predictions of thousands more arriving as refugees were Iraqi gross miscalculations. What in fact appears to be h...
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16 die in China mine blast
Beijing, March 31: Gas exploded inside a coal mine in northeastern China, killing at least 16 people and leaving 10 others missing, a mine official said Monday. The blast at the state-owned Mengjiagou coal mine in Fushun, an industrial city in Liaoning province, happened Sunday evening and rescue...
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Iraq: Feigning Civilian Status Violates the Laws of War
New York, March 31:– Feigning civilian or noncombatant status to deceive the enemy is a violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 29 at a U.S. military roadblock near Najaf, an Iraqi noncommissioned officer reportedly posing as a taxi driver detonated a car bomb that ki...
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Saddam is alive and in full command: Tariq Aziz
Washington, April 01: President Saddam Hussein is alive and well and in total command of his country, Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz told ABC NEWS in an exclusive interview on Sunday. He told Richard Engel of the US television network that there would be more suicide attacks, one of the means t...
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Myanmar: Gems Emporium sales strong
By Aung Kyaw Tha Yangon, March 24 - 30: Sales at 40th annual Myanmar Gems Emporium have been brisk, totalling US$14.5 million after the first three days of trading, according to an official from the organising body, Myan-ma Gems Enterprise. "We are hopeful that after the full nine days trading t...
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U.S. says it has great confidence in Sri Lanka
The Island- April 01: Deputy US Trade Representative Jon Huntsman said last week that US had great confidence in Sri Lanka, and was taking its economic relations with the country very seriously". Ambassador Huntsman made this observations when he addressed an Investment Roundtable hosted by the US...
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Norwegians as facilitators in Iraq
By Sama Samaraganasinghe in Oslo The Island - April 01: The Norwegians who are facilitators of the Sri Lanka peace process have been called in by the United Nations to mediate in the Iraq war to bring about a negotiated settlement according to well informed sources in Norway. They gained much re...
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Monitors want LTTE to avoid unauthorised cadre movement
by Kalinga Weerakkody The Island - April 01: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has strongly recommended to the LTTE not to make armed Tiger movements in the night either in unauthorised places or high security zones, controlled by the Sri Lankan security forces and has strictly informed the...
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ABBL participates in Bangladesh Trade Fair in Yangon
Dhaka, April 01: A 4-day long Bangladesh Trade Fair in Yangon has concluded in Myanmar recently. Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia inaugurated the fair. Among other companies.of Bangladesh, Arab Bangladesh Bank Ltd also took part in the fair. AB Bank Ltd has a representative office in Myanmar, acco...
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